Nursing Home Abuse and Negligence
South Carolina Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer
Nursing home residents have a number of rights, including the right to be treated with respect and the right to receive a reasonable standard of medical care. What does reasonable mean? It means that the care you or a loved one receives at a facility should be similar to the type of care you would receive and expect from other professionals and institutions working in the same field under the same or similar conditions. Unfortunately, nursing home residents do not always receive this level of care — and many are outright abused.
One of the most devastating times for a family is when they learn that their loved one, who they entrusted to a nursing home, has been neglected or abused. We help you determine what happened. We help you remedy the problem, and we help you obtain just compensation for injuries and losses.
If you suspect a loved one is a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, contact the Rosen Law Firm today at 843-377-1700 for a free consultation.
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse or Neglect
Signs of abuse or neglect are not always obvious. In fact, family members may notice only a slight change in their loved one — physical or emotional. While nursing homes and residential care facilities may not acknowledge any such change or deny any wrongdoing on their part, family members are often left with unanswered questions and an uneasy feeling about the wellbeing of their loved one.
Your loved one may or may not be experiencing abuse or neglect. At the Rosen Law Firm, we can help you investigate the nursing home in question and, if necessary, pursue legal action. We typically see nursing home abuse and neglect cases involving:
- Decubitus ulcers
- Wandering injuries
- Falling accidents
- Physical abuse or assaults
- Untreated infections
- Medication errors
It is important to recognize that anyone who works at a hospital, nursing home, or in a licensed healthcare facility of any kind can be responsible for a serious mistake. It does not have to be the doctor. When this occurs, the facility employing the person becomes responsible or liable for any physical harm and damages that result.
Find out more about hospital negligence.
Contacting Our Tri-County Area Law Office
Do you suspect that your loved one has been victimized by nursing home negligence or abuse? Call our Charleston, South Carolina office at 1-843-377-1700, or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We are available for evening and off-site appointments and handle nursing home abuse cases on a contingent fee basis. You pay no attorneys' fees unless we obtain a verdict or settlement in your case.